Muharram Mourning Ceremony tour

Iran Travel Agency

2016/08/27

Best time: Mahram date change during the year. This year(2018) start from September 11th to September 20th


Muharram Mourning Ceremony tour

 

 

The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden" and is derived from the word harām , meaning "sinful". It is held to be the first holiest month, . The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura which it is an Arabic word and it means the tenth day, which to Shia Muslims is Main day of the Mourning of Muharram.

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Sunni Muslims fast during this day, because it is recorded in the hadith that Musa (Moses) and his people obtained a victory over the Egyptian Pharaoh on the 10th day of Muharram and it is the start of the new year in Arabic countries; accordingly Muhammad asked Muslims to pray on this day that is Ashura and on a day before that is 9th (called Tasu'a). Shia Muslims during Muharram have their speacial rituals. They observe and respect Muharram as the month that killed Imam Hussein son of Imam  Ali, in battle of Karbala. They mourn for Imam Hussein, his family members, and his followers. They remember and talk about the aim of Imam Hussein and why he sacrified his family and himself.

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Unlike Sunni Muslims, Shiite do not fast in this month especially on the 9th and 10th days of Muharram. In addition there is a very important book which is called "Ziyarat Ashura" about Hussein ibn Ali which means pilgrimage of the tenth day. In Shia religion it's very popular to read this book in the "Day of Ashura". Although most of the Shias try to read Ziyarat Ashura every day and they send salutations to Imam Hussein. Imam Hussein was the grandson of Imam Ali, and was killed on the land of Karbala ordered by the caliph Yazid ibn Muawiah. Muharram is a month of remembrance and modern Shia meditation that is often considered synonymous with Ashura. It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the murder of Imam Hussein.

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Shiite begin mourning from the first night of Muharram and continue for ten nights, climaxing on the 10th of Muharram, known as the Day of Ashura. The last few days up until and including the Day of Ashura are the most important because these were the days in which Imam Hussei, his family, and followers (including women, children and elderly people) were deprived of water from the 7th onward and on the 10th, Imam Hussain and 72 of his followers were killed by the army of Yazid I at the Battle of Karbala on Yazid's orders. The surviving members of Imam Hussein's family and those of his followers were taken captive, marched to Damascus, and imprisoned there. Yazid ordered to tell people that they are our enemy however poeple were waiting for Imam Hussein since they wrote several letters for him and invite him to Karballa city.  

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With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic New Year is ushered in. The first month, Muharram is one of the four sacred months that Allah has mentioned in the Quran. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

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Sunni Muslims fast during this day, because it is recorded in the hadith that Musa (Moses) and his people obtained a victory over the Egyptian Pharaoh on the 10th day of Muharram; accordingly Muhammad asked Muslims to pray on this day that is Ashura and on a day before that is 9th (called Tasu'a). Shia Muslims during Muharram do different things. They observe and respect Muharram as the month that killed Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad and son of Ali, in battle of Karbala. They mourn for Hussein ibn Ali and refrain from all joyous events.

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Unlike Sunni Muslims, Shiite do not fast in this month especially on the 9th and 10th days of Muharram. In addition there is a very important Ziyarat book which is called "Ziyarat Ashura" about Hussein ibn Ali. In Shia religion it's very popular to read this ziyarat in the "Day of Ashura". Although most of the Shias try to read Ziyarat Ashura every day and they send salutations toHusayn ibn Ali. Hussain ibn Ali was the grandson of Mohammed, and was killed on the land of Karbala ordered by the caliph Yazid ibn Muawiah. Muharram is a month of remembrance and modern Shia meditation that is often considered synonymous with Ashura. Ashura, which literally means the "Tenth" in Arabic, refers to the tenth day of Muharram. It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the murder of Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad.

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Shia begin mourning from the first night of Muharram and continue for ten nights, climaxing on the 10th of Muharram, known as the Day of Ashura. The last few days up until and including the Day of Ashura are the most important because these were the days in which Imam Hussein and his family and followers (including women, children and elderly people) were deprived of water from the 7th onward and on the 10th, Imam Hussain and 72 of his followers were killed by the army of Yazid I at the Battle of Karbala on Yazid's orders. The surviving members of Imam Hussein's family and those of his followers were taken captive, marched to Damascus, and imprisoned there.

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With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic New Year is ushered in. The first month, Muharram is one of the four sacred months that Allah has mentioned in the Quran.

*This tour is only possible during the first 10 days of Muharram month each year.

 

Iran Moharram tour: Day 1: Tehran:

Arrival in Tehran, Iran capital, meet and greet at the airport & transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at Tehran.

(Program of the first day will arrange according to the time of passengers arrival.)

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day 2: Tehran:

Visit Goletan palace (UNESCO site) which is one of UNESCO sites with incredible architecture, Grand bazaar of Tehran and also you will visit the people who are getting ready for Moharram in bazaar, Iran national museum (You will enter the gate of Iran history and you will get familiar with Iran history), Azadi tower (A well Known tower of Iran) and also visit Imam Zaman mosque to visit Moharram rituals. Stay overnight.

 

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day 3: Qazvin:

Drive to Qazvin (150km). Transfer to hotel. Visit Chehel Setoon palace which is a palace in the middle of beautiful garden with unique architecture, Qajar old bathhouse which is the oldest and biggest bath house of Iran with beautiful decoration, Jameh mosque of Qazvin which is the oldest mosque of Iran and with turquoise dome and beautiful tiles in mosque, bazaar of Qazvin, and Imam Zaman mosque to visit Moharram rituals of Qazvin. Stay overnight.

 

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day 4: Qom:

Drive to Qom (240km) the second religious city of Iran. Transfer to hotel. Visit holy shrine of Hadrat Masoumeh and bazaar of Qom and also you will visit the Moharram rituals in this religious city. Stay overnight.

 

 

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day5: Isfahan:

Drive to Isfahan (280km). Transfer to hotel. Walk in Chahar Bagh street, visit Sio-se Pol and Khaju historical bridges, and also visit the rituals in street which people are getting ready for Ashura. Stay overnight.

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day 6: Isfahan:

Visit Jolfa touristic area and Vank Cathedral, visit Naqshe Jahan Sqaure (UNESCOO site) which includes: Imam mosque, a mosque with mystery architecture and great dome and minarets, Sheykh Lotfolah mosque it is a unique mosque without minarets and great Iranian tiles work that attracts every ones attentions, Ali Qapu building with beautiful tiles and great dome, and Qeysareh bazzar a great and beautiful bazaar of Isfahan and you will visit the Moharram rituals in Naqshe Jahan Square. Stay overnight.

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day 7: Isfahan:

Visit Chehel Setoon garden (UNESCO site) with great art and great paintings of 16 century, then visit Manar Jonban building, a beautiful building with shaking minarets as the only shaking minarets in Iran, visit Jameh mosque of Isfahan, and carpet bazaar of Isfahan. Free time. Stay overnight.

 

 

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day8: Yazd:

Drive to Yazd (323km). Transfer to hotel. After a few hours rest you will visit Amir Chakhmoaque Square and also you will visit the rituals of the 8th Mohraarm in this square. Stay overnight.

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day9: Yazd:

Visit Jameh mosque of Yazd and you will visit the special rituals of Moharram of 9th day in this mosque. (there is no visit of Yazd attractions).

 

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day10: Yazd:

Drive to Taft (25 km). Visit the rituals in Taft Shah Vali mosque during the day. Drive back to Yazd. Stay overnight.

 

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day11: Shiraz:

Drive to Shiraz (440km). Transfer to hotel. Stay overnight.

Iran Muharram tour: Day12: Shiraz:

Drive to Marvadsht (60km). Visit the center of Iran civilization,  Persepolis, then visit Necropolis where the tomb of Achaeminaids kings and motfis of Sassanid era is located, and visit Passargade as one of UNESCO sites and the first Iranian garden and also the palace where the tomb of Cyrus the great is located . ِِِDrive back to Shiraz. Stay overnight.

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day 13: Tehran:

Visit Eram garden (UNESCO site) and it is a beautiful garden in Shiraz, Hafez tomb as a great poet of Iran with his great book you will get familiar with Fal too, Ali Ebne Hamzeh mosque with amazing Iranian mirror work, and Vakil bazaar which built in 18 century and it is alive bazaar, you will get familiar with Architecture of old bazaar of Iran. Transfer to Shiraz airport, and flight to Tehran. Transfer to IKA airport hotel. Stay overnight.

 

Iran Muharram tour: Day14:

Fly out.

 

Services:

  • Car and driver
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Airport transfer
  • Domestic flight: Shiraz to Tehran
  • Insurance
  • Iran Visa code
  • Traditional gift
  • Entrance fee for attractions
  • 13 Nights accommodation in 3* hotel with breakfast

 

 

 

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